Tuesday, September 13, 2011

"If weak in prayer, we are weak everywhere"--Ravenhill

I was continuing to read and study about prayer, and men of prayer this morning.  I came across these excellent quotes by a 20th century English Evangelist/Revivalist that Paul Washer, along with one of my former pastors used to reference frequently, Leonard Ravenhill (1907-1994) on prayer.  
"If weak in prayer, we are weak everywhere."
"A sinning man stops praying, a praying man stops sinning."
I also posted them on facebook, and within a few hours, a Christian friend shared with me in a personal conversation  that these quotes from Ravenhill, spoken decades ago, ministered to him in a mighty and relevant way this morning, and he went home on his lunch break to pray about some things he was trying to handle on his own over the last few days. He came back refreshed and renewed.  I was deeply moved. 

1 comment:

  1. On a different note, I have started to blog about a very disturbing and troubling form of prayer more than once, including today, but stopped due to the spiritual heaviness and darkness surrounding the subject every time I start. It goes by many names such as Contemplative Prayer, Centering Prayer, Mysticism, Contemplative Spirituality, etc...

    I may publish a few of my thoughts about it soon, but am still praying to that end. I continue to discover more and more preachers/teachers, even some of those I link to on this blog are "caught up" in this unscriptural and dangerous practice. More to come (possibly)......